Sossion, Milemba to lose trade union positions

The government has directed that 11 state officers relinquish their positions in their respective trade unions on account of being state officers.

Prominent names in the list include Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary General Wilson Sossion  and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) chairperson Omboko Milemba   .

In a gazzete notice published on Wednesday, East African Community, Labour and Social protection Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie directed the state officers to vacate their positions in trade unions as required by Article 77 of the constitution which states, “ A full time state officer shall not participate in any other gainful employment,”

A number of (KUPPET and KNUT officials were either elected on August 8 or nominated as MPs by political parties.


Here is the full list of the 11 individuals

Wilson Sossion                        Nominated MP                  KNUT Secretary General

Edward Mutahi Kahiga         Nyeri Governor                   KNUT Secretary Nyeri County

Stanley Kiptis                          Baringo Governor               KNUT Executive Secretary Koibatek

Omboko Milemba                   Emuhaya MP                       KUPPET Chairperson

Catherine Wambilianga        Bungoma Woman Rep        KUPPET Gender Secretary

Ronald Tonui                          Bomet Central MP                KUPPET Executive Secretary

Richard Cheserem                  Soimo Ward MCA                KUPPET Secretary, Baringo County

Tom Mboya Odege                 Nyatike MP                            Secretary General Union of Kenya Civil Servants

Florence Bore                          Kericho Woman Rep            KUPPET Secretary General Baringo

Mulei Mwalowa                      State officer                            Trade Unionist

John Mwamosi                       State officer                            Trade Unionist

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